Shute Shield: Eastwood search for synergy as they prepare for West Harbour


I’m a bit of a devotee of Gain Line Analytics’ Ben Darwin’s theory that the teams that have a “history” together are the ones that win more often.

And Eastwood, as they prepare for their derby game against West Harbour on Saturday, it seems are very much in the "short on time together category".

Most good judges thought that they would really hit the ground running but they have been clunky and searching for answers in their first two outings of 2020.

No lack of talent out there they just seem to need more time in the saddle together.

The loss to Southern Districts showed that it would take some time for them to come together after a reasonably high turnover of players in the off-season and the Covid-19 shutdown.